morning babble: 2022 Musical Journey Recap / Final New Music Friday of 2022 / Epictetus quote via Ryan Holiday

morning babble / Friday 12-30-22

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes, it gets tidied up; but other times, not so much. When all else fails: watch the video!

Coffee cookies / like coffee cake but in cookie form . . . Christmas cookie form

#99 of 5K runs / #100 will happen tomorrow


Surprise Album that I enjoyed: Different Man by Kane Brown

Most Listened to Vinyl: Chloe and the Next 20th Century by Father John Misty

Close 2nd & 3rd Vinyls: Both of the Jack White albums

Spotify Top Song: “Gucci” by Pink Laundry (courtesy of Babble Playlist)

Remove the Babble Playlist – Top Song – “Coming Undone” by Korn

Another album turned to: Lucifer on the Sofa by Spoon

Name I want to push: Barrens by Tone Marrow

New Music Friday:

I put together a Spotify playlist of the songs that I talked about and thought about today for New Music Friday. Click here for that!

  • The duo – Rae Sremmurd (Ray Shrim-murd) – has a new song out just prior to their New Year’s Eve appearance with Miley and Dolly in Miami. Song title is “Torpedo” – and more music – like a whole new album – should be coming in 2023. Nice little song. I was amused how they rhymed Speedo with Torpedo. The line was “And your pockets too tight just like a Speedo”. (play clip) That video was produced by Ear Drummers Film. If you say Ear Drummers backwards . . . you get Rae Sremmurd.
  • I don’t go down the country road too often, but when I do . . . a lot of times, it’s an attractive lady that got my attention. (play clip) Lainey Wilson came out with Bell Bottom Country at the end of November. I didn’t listen to it. BUT – today I heard a couple specialty singles from Spotify: “Middle Finger” and “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” – I really liked the Hoochie Koo cover. By the way, I did go back and “heart” the Bell Bottom Country album – I’ll give it a listen.
  • Blink-182 has a new album coming out . . . sometime soon . . . in 2023. They begin their world tour in March. Could it be before that? I hope so. Anyway, today I heard their song “Dammit” covered by another band that I was unaware of. Here’s Blink’s version of the song (play clip). And here’s Tall Heights with their version (play clip). I like that. I then learned that Tall Heights came out with an album earlier this year and I will definitely be giving that one a full listen. That one is called Juniors and came out in January. By the way, anyone that was looking closely at the Blink video might have noticed that the drummer wasn’t Travis Barker – that song was pre-Barker.

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“How much longer are you going to wait to demand the best of yourself?”by Epictetus

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